Made a dovetail saw.

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    jude
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    Here’s a dovetail saw I made this weekend.

    The blade is from an old Buck Bros saw I got at Home Depot. The spine is from an old Disston that had a beaten up handle and blade. The new handle is made from some leftover Brazilian Cherry.

    This took a lot of rasping. It was worth it though. I would suggest to anyone to give it a go.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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    jude
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    @jude

    I worked out the kinks with a practice handle I made of pine.

    I cut out the rough shape on a drill press and band saw. Then cut out for the plate and spine and spent a long time rasping.

    I filed the saw nuts down in diameter and then filed them flush with the surface.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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    jude
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    @jude

    Finished with shellac and a bit of wax.

    I am pretty happy with the outcome.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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    dwaugh
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    @dwaugh

    Very cool!

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    Dave Riendeau
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    @dave

    nice work jude

    -Canada

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    sidreilley
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    @sidreilley

    Nice job!

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    Matt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Holy mackerel – look at the horns on that handle! Great detail work and the finish looks stunning.

    So, …, ow does it cut?

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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    jude
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    @jude

    Thanks guys.

    Matt, it cuts pretty well. I just filed the teeth straight across so it is more aggressive than my Veritas dovetail. It is kind of a toss up between the two. Maybe I’m imagining things.

    The horns are a bit over the top but I wanted something like a Gramercy saw without the price tag.

    The spine is 3/4″ and probably is oversized as the saw is a tiny bit heavier toward the toe.

    Overall I’m happy. Came out better than hoped.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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